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Officials are scrambling to figure out how to hold to account Marines-both active duty and retired personnel-involved in non-consensual sharing of naked photos on the closed Facebook group Marines United. On Tuesday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) suggested stripping benefits from veterans who participated. The same day, in response to the revelations, the U.S.
Defense Secretary James Mattis rebuked Marines involved in sharing nude photos of fellow servicewomen in a statement to the Military Times on Friday. And the Senate Armed Services Committee has it will open an investigation next week into the nonconsensual collection and distribution of inappropriate images.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Los Angeles-based human rights organization, has taken the unusual step of issuing a travel advisory about security concerns in Sweden because of growing anti-Jewish discrimination.